Archive for Probate

New Law Affects Estates of Medi-Cal Recipients

  • September 15th, 2016
  • Rennee Dehesa
New Law Affects Estates of Medi-Cal Recipients

New California Law Makes Significant Changes to the State’s Ability to Collect Against Property of Deceased Medi-Cal Recipient On June 27, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that radically changes the way the California Department of Health…

Taking Title: the Basics of Real Property Title

  • February 12th, 2015
  • Sacheen Swan
Taking Title: the Basics of Real Property Title

There are several different ways to hold title to real property and how one chooses to take title is very important. Having a basic understanding of the options will allow you to ensure that you are taking title in the way most appropriate for your situation.

Should You Choose a Will or a Trust?

  • July 29th, 2014
  • Katherine Becker
Should You Choose a Will or a Trust?

A will might be right for you if: You are single; You have assets under $150,000 and are not anticipating accumulating more; You have children, but no significant assets and do not own real property; None of your beneficiaries have special needs or receive public benefits. However, you must be aware that a will, standing alone, will need to be probated via the court system. All wills must be either 100% handwritten, signed and dated, or typed, dated, signed and witnessed by two “disinterested witnesses.”